Every so often I make something that I don’t think is the best thing that I have made. I always want to bite into something and think “OMG, this is freaking amazing. I must admit that when I first made this recipe I was on the fence about it. I thought it was a little dry (which I corrected for this recipe). Sure, I liked it but it was not necessarily something that I was going to rush out and add to the blog. But, I had my mind changed really quickly by other people. Ya see, one of the ways that I keep from gaining hundreds of pounds while being a chef and food blogger is by sending things with my husband to his office. I made these Chocolate Streusel Bars, ate one, and sent the rest to what I am starting to affectionately call my test kitchen crew. They loved them and immediately started asking for the recipe. So, here it is. I hope they enjoy making these Chocolate Streusel Bars as much as I enjoyed hearing them talk about how much they loved it.
- 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons of cold butter (cut into small pieces)
- 1 egg
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together the 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and ¼ cup of cocoa powder.
- Using a fork or a pastry cutter, cut in the 1 stick and 2 tablespoons of cold butter that you have pre-sliced into small pieces.
- Use the pastry cutter to mix in the 1 egg.
- Now – take 1 ½ cups of the mixture and set it aside.
- Spray the bottom of a 9x13x2 pan and press the remaining mixture into the bottom.
- Bake in the 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.
- While the crust is cooling, place the sweetened condensed milk and 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the mixture in 30-second intervals into smooth.
- Pour the melted mixture over the crust.
- Now take the mixture that you had set aside and add the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips, and 1 cup of chopped pecans.
- Sprinkle this mixture on top of the melted chocolate.
- Bake in the 350-degree oven for 25 minutes.
- Cool completely and then cut and serve.
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